Apple Tablet ... Meet The Microsoft Tablet

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  1. den_lim

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    nice! very good looking device!
     
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    Nice design. Very sleek.
     
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    pretty
    i love to have that
     
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    Dual 17" screen can be a bit bulky but very nice demo though.
     
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    sad to say that it will have a Microsoft OS... if it's true. Remember the Microsoft Table that didn't materialize?
     
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    Wow, i can already visualize all the impending cracked screens....hehehe

    @antski
    The Microsoft Table or Microsoft Surface is in production of sorts and almost anyone can buy it....It does come attached to a 40Ft Yacht though.... And i think some bar in New York also has this "feature" But the names of the company escapes me....

    If anyone wants to know more, i'm sure searching around the internet would give a lot of hits....for the Microsoft Surface that is...
     
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    It's dual 7" inch. :D

    "The dual 7-inch (or so) screens are multitouch, and designed for writing, flicking and drawing with a stylus, in addition to fingers."
     
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    This, and Apple's mythical tablet are both vaporware.
     
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    hehe thanks! need my glasses... :D
     
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    berniej: For now, but Giz seems pretty sure (and it has a pretty good track record for stuff like this) so I'm a semi-believer at the moment :D

    techvampire: Dual 17-inch screens sounds like portable Surface.
     
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    oh WOW! Now, I can do my grocery shopping with ease......"first I access the website of Campbells and download the nutrition info. Then I drag it to my journal and scribble number of calories. Then I click the camera to take a photo of the spill on ailse 4 of Rustan's. Then I email it to Customer Service and with my stylus, I scribble "please send your clean-up crew ASAP". Then I check my calendar and see that the....."

    It is such a geeky device but I love the concept. If it can do my laundry, I'm buying. ;)
     
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    feels like a bigger version of the nintendo ds!
     
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    Can't wait to see Apple's answer to this tablet..
     
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    alright, microsoft. you got me. this device looks incredible!

    i'm a bit worried about the following though..

    1. the durability of the dual screens
    2. dimensions of the device (i'd imagine when the 'notebook' is closed the dual screens layered on top of one another would make it quite thick)
    3. hopefully microsoft will limit the number of gestures in the UI– seems like the interface could get confusing very quickly!
     
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    beautiful. even just as a concept, it's lovely. microsoft has really stepped up in the design department since the brown brick zune.
     
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    well played mS!
     
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    I wonder what's Apple's answer to this? Most of the functions came from iPhone's touch features, but definitely this is one cool gadget.
     
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    its not the device itself that first caught my attention but the user interface. It looks smooth as silk, at least from the concept video. And the dual screen concept is revolutionary. It effectively expands your screenspace (workspace) to twice that of a single screen while preserving ultra-portability.
     
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    The dual screen is not revolutionary. The DS has dual screens.
    Weird, though. The interface looks more apple than microsoft
     

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